De Montfort University

Hugh Aston Building, De Montfort University

A landmark building in the centre of Leicester is improving the learning experience for business and law students. The building sits on a prime site, capitalising on the inner ring road realignment and providing excellent facilities for the university. The project has revitalised an area of considerable historic interest in the thriving city and provides accommodation for the schools of business and law.

An impressive building design features a number of large, copper clad lecture theatres, angled along the main street frontage and backing onto a dramatic atrium space. A sheltered courtyard space with winter gardens has been created from the curved shape of the building, providing daylight for a series of small cellular offices.